Tanworth Court care home rated Good in first inspection


Tanworth Court, a 60-bed dementia care home designed and funded by Solihull Council and run by Prime Life, has been rated Good in its first inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Open since January 2020, Tanworth Court, was rated Good overall and in each of the five key areas inspected by the CQC.  These look at how safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led the care home is for its residents who are aged 65 and over. 

Findings from the inspection highlighted that residents “…were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives … enjoyed living in Tanworth Court and liked the staff who supported them….were treated kindly, promoted to be independent and had their privacy protected.”

Councillor Tony Dicicco, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, comments: "This is an excellent outcome for a home that opened just weeks before the pandemic.  It is a great credit to the home's manager and staff to have achieved such a consistently high standard."

Managing Director of Prime Life, James Wood says: “There is no doubt that the opening of Tanworth Court brought challenges like no other, and the successful opening of the home couldn’t have been achieved without the support of our partners at Solihull Council.

James continues: “The onset of the pandemic during the home’s opening was incredibly difficult for everyone involved, so the Good rating from the Care Quality Commission is testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team at Tanworth Court. The care home is providing a vital service to some of the most vulnerable people in Solihull and our staff have been magnificent.

"Led by Mel Finley, the whole team deserve enormous credit in establishing Tanworth Court as a market leader for dementia care in the area.  And as an employer of over 50 staff, we hope this positive report encourages more local people to join us, in the most rewarding of sectors to work in.”

The full inspection report is published on the CQC website.